Summer Critters You Didn’t Know to Avoid

Avoid these pesky pests at all costs or pay the price.
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Summer Critters

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Some critters are just bad news.

Between swimming, hiking, boating, fishing, and biking there are plenty of ways to enjoy the outdoors this summer. But what many people don’t plan for is encounters with little critters along the way.

Most people know to stay away from aggressive alligators in the south and swarms of mosquitoes throughout the rest of the country. But there are plenty other critters that seem completely harmless until you come into contact with them.

One trip to the hospital, and then you’re suddenly wishing you knew about this warning before heading out for a fun summer day.

Click here to learn more about the critters you didn’t know you should avoid this summer

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